Colorado City burst onto the scene in 2017 when they won 11 straight games before falling to Canadian in the third round of the playoffs. This season, the Wolves are ready to hit the ground running and build off last season’s success.
Head coach Dan Gainey said, “They expect to be good, we expect to do well again. I do believe that everyone on our schedule is going to be improved this year. I just hope our guys haven’t gotten complacent about last year. I try to remind them how difficult it was to win those 11 games.”
Markis Monroe said, “We just want to continue having great seasons and giving Colorado City a real big football name. Last year, the way we lost motivated us this year to not go down the same way.”
13 starters return from last year’s region quarterfinal team, including senior quarterback Markis Monroe who threw for 2,291 yards with 32 touchdowns.
Jacob Munoz said, “First of all, it’s great to have a guy like him come in, a guy that takes control and really leads his offense. Everybody has that respect for him.”
Coach Gainey said, “Markis is really good out there. He kind of took to some of this option scheme pretty well last year. I think having him come back with the experience he got, especially last year, he understands things, he and I don’t have to communicate quite as often, he’s a pretty sharp kid.”
At this point last season, the Wolves were busy trying to learn a new offense. With a year of experience under their belts now, the first week of fall practice has been more successful.
Munoz said, “We’re already kind of ahead of where we were last year, getting further in our playbook. I think it really helps Coach Gainey.”
The Wolves open the 2018 season in Albany against the Lions on August 31.